You’re ready to take on the world with your own, shiny Roomz room. You’re strategically placed in a prime area with great access to transportation. You’ve got a weekly cleaning service to take care of your space, high-speed internet connection and a growing community of Roomz friends that are always there to lend you a helping hand. Now, you’re looking at your fully furnished abode and thinking of ways you can spice things up just a little.
Personalizing your home might not be as difficult as you may think. It can, in fact, be a fun learning curve that allows you to express your creativity through your living space. Done right, you won’t even need a fancy interior designer or costly contractor to add a little character to your slice of paradise on earth. Here are a few cheap, DIY and incredibly effective hacks for turning your room into your very own safe-haven.
Add Some Flavour
You can almost never go wrong playing with colors (almost), especially if you’re limited to a specific budget and resources for interior adjustments. Through the power of matching color combinations or dashes of bright tones, sections of your room can be made to look so impressive that you might just find yourself considering a career in interior design instead.
Try treating the walls and primary corners of your home with a neutral series of colors for that added minimalist or contemporary vibe after which you can also break the monotony with a splash of something bright. A soft brown, neutral scheme combined with a sudden bright-blue sofa or settee might be a good example of this.
Colors are an effective way to express your personality from the get-go. Use a crazy color scheme for a livelier approach or quieten the mood through consistency and tranquil tones. Your room is your canvas, enjoy the process.
Crank Up the Comfort
The level of comfort in your home can have a direct impact on projecting a friendly and warm personality. If this sounds like you, then it’s time for a spot check on the fluffiness of your pillows and the bounciness of your sofa. You’ll want your room to be the kind where friends come for a visit and end up dozing off in a blissful daze.
There’s no need to fill up your space with wall-to-wall carpeting. Add more soft furnishings like a duvet cover or a rug to inject that extra dose of harmonious balance. You can find a range of affordable fluffy add-ons online or at the closest furniture shop. Make sure to pay attention to the colors, textures and sizes of these items as well.
A touch of nature is sometimes all you need to add a layer of detail to your room. Fauna, potted plants or large vases can all come in handy when you’re trying to go down the environmentally friendly route. There are dirt cheap yet intricately beautiful decorative plants available from various sources. Consider the shape and color of the vase or pot before making a purchase. From then on, it may just be a question of placement.
You could also DIY an attractive flower pot by decorating it with tape and acrylic paint. Pick bright and bold colors so they stand out against the backdrop of your walls. Another idea would be to make a pretty air plant terrarium which can be hung from a ceiling or a tall surface. Use a container which could be a glass globe, a mason jar or any other kind of glass container and combine it with some base materials including moss, gravel, glass pebbles and plants.
In the Details
Last but not least, it could be said that mother of all cheap and effective personalization lies in the detail that you decide to add to your room. One of the greatest things about having your own place is that you can generally go absolutely bonkers in terms of the creative and outstanding ideas you can introduce or try.
Geometric wall art ideas are plentiful and easily found online. You could attempt to make a memo board which can double up as a way to keep track of things you need to do while functioning as splendid decoration. You can use velcro mini fasteners, tie rolls, mini gold nails and a hammer to get this done.
You earn plus points for creative lighting. Have a go at creating a USB-powered lamp which can be crafted through an assortment of bottles and decorations like washi tape or acrylic paint as well as a USB LED touch lamp.
Make a macrame curtain using rope and a wooden rod which is a simple project once you get your head around how it works. Decide on the size and patterns to shape your knots into and watch your masterpiece unfold.
If all else fails, take a trip down to the closest market and see if you can purchase a bunch of cheap, matching pieces of artwork/decorations for your wall or accessorize your desk with handcrafted elements to compartmentalize items and stationaries. You don’t have to be as loaded as Warren Buffet or as talented as Picasso if you’re trying to impress your visitors. Most of the time, all you need is pure passion, creativity and a unique touch.
NOTE: Be sure to check with Roomz management before you make any permanent/big changes to your room/space.
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